Omaha, Neb. – Surgery Resident (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
As a General Surgery resident, my story so far has been that of the old adage, “Hurry up and wait.” Throughout March and into early April there was feverish planning and preparing for the worst that is to come with significant effects on my fellow residents and I. Surgeries were cancelled eliminating vital experiences for us and our education time was put on hold given other needs. We purposefully are less busy so that resources can be spared but have to prepare for the potential of having to fill new, unknown roles when the surge hits. Right now, we are told the worst will hit us at the end of April, and I am just trying to be prepared to be as useful as possible while not endangering those closest to me like my wife and son.
The ‘front lines’ of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted people near and far. Several Pius X alumni have cared for those impacted by the pandemic, some directly and some indirectly. This is just one of the stories of those alumni who were gracious enough to share their stories from April 2020. Please keep these and all workers in your prayers.